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that you get nothing. >> move onto another one here, virginia's republican governor bob mcdonnell declaring april is confederate month. it sparks anger among civil rights leader and others. mcdonnell saying it will promote state tourism leading up to its 150 athanniversary of the civil war next year. the declaration honors the men, they say, who fought in the war but it makes no mention of slavery, for instance. former virginia governor douglas wilder the grandson of slaves himself, called the omission "mind-boggling." matt, your view on -- whether it's virginia or any formally confederate state that would use a confederate celebration, absent the acknowledgement of slavery is a mechanism to generate tourism revenue. >> virginia i think has four ongoing things that they're honoring right now, including organ donation and child safety month. but april i guess was just to create confederate month here in the commonwealth of virginia. my take is i think it is entirely fitting and proper and to remember and to honor virginians who died fighting in this civil war, but i also agree with governor
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virginia, and washington, d.c., yuma, arizona. pharmacies are restocking medication every day to keep up with the demands, but the best remedy say the doctors, stay inside. >>> up next, the gop figure in the 2012 race. >>> plus, the latest on the west virginia mine tragedy. search teams hoping they will be able to get back underground to search for the missing minors by tonight. we wi aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. citracal. like 100% whole grain, the way triscuit does, you always end up with something delicious. ♪ triscuit. weave some goodness. >>> welcome back to the dylan ratigan show. i am eliot spitzer. >> and i am monica novotny. and the big conference is considered the biggest gop gathering outside the convention. and the speakers include sarah palin, and newt gingrich, and haily barbour, as you see there. listen. >> the republicans have been getting criticized lately with the mistaken concept surrounding republicans right now that they are the party of
at an angry town hall. >>> first, breaking news after the break. we'll take you back to west virginia where we are moments away from the latest live update on the mining disaster. coal of course, the cheapest and dirtiest source of electricity in our country, providing just about half of it. 25 dead. four trapped. the governor speaks in minutes here on msnbc. it's a tasty, nutritious way to make this number go up... and help this one go down. v8. what's your number? aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. also available in small, easy-to-swallow petites. citracal. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. a
-americans and young people to come out and vote. we saw the virginia governor's mansion go republican and the new jersey governor's mansion go republican and i think the white house and the democratic party and president obama don't want that to happen again in the november elections. >> let me ask you a question, mark. what's the difference between a white politician courting the religious right or environmentalist because they believe they have a voting block and somebody courting other people who are not white or men. what's the distinction? >> well, for one thing as you just described it, very significant percentage of the religious right happens to be african-american. the fastest -- >> but that's not my question. what's the distension between me saying i think we can get a lot of guys -- or i think i can get a lot of minorities and women to vote for me, let's make sure they vote. where is the distinction. >> i don't have to say i want to get all the white evangelical voters. i'm certainly not going to say that because i want all the evangelical voters. the president made a mistake here. he
from their own government. we start with the pro-gun rallies in washington and virginia. larry pratt is executive director of gun owners of america and skip is the founder of the second amendment march. gentlemen, thank you for joining us. larry, what do you make of the u.s.
're also familiar with that. last week's mining tragedy in west virginia brought that to the the forefront once again talking about how we get our electricity. totally different than transportation. right now half of the power that we use for our lights comes from coal. that despite the fact that it's actually not the cheapest option out there although it is cheaper than natural gas. in fact, according to the nuclear energy institute, of course they may have a bias, nuclear power costs 1.87 per unit and coal a dollar more than that and solar and gas are more expensive. nuclear power opponents have two problems when it comes to nukes. the capital and cost of conversion to generating power with nuclear plants and, two, not in my backyard. each reactor costs $6 billion to $8 billion. that's real money. whether it is xhchina syndrome the simpsons, nuclear power is something to be afraid of. it's a pleasure to see you. how do you overcome those two hurdles? >> first thing is you talk to people about the record that we've had of nuclear not only in this country about around the world. france is
that here tomorrow. >>> but i want to turn our attention now to the west virginia mine explosion that killed 29 miners. today the president called for an investigation of all mines with bad safety records. of the 48 minus with the worst records, six of them belong to the parent company of this recent disaster, massey energy, owner of the upper big branch mine. >> refuse to accept any number of miner deaths as simply a dost of doing business, we can't eliminate chance from mining any more than we can from life itself. but if a tragedy can be prevented, it must be prevented. >> arianna huffington back with us, along with the director of the prosperity agenda, kevin zeiss. whether it's this or so many other things, arianna, you've done a great job of connecting the basic value system of our government, our corporations and its relationship with people. will you describe that for folks? >> well, what i did and what we're continuing to do at the "huffington post" is connect the dots between a broken regulatory system at the minus, which is really what allowed this accident to happen and these 29
. meanwhile, the owner of the west virginia mine that exploded earlier this month killing 29 miners is now the focus of an fbi investigation and nbc news has learned that it's not only massey energy targeted in this investigation, but also the federal mine safety and health administration, which is under the microscope because of allegations they were negligent in the days following the tragedy. npr reporting that the fbi wants to know if massey bribed safety inspectors. a labor department spokesman disputes that report calling it absolutely not true. we should know that massey has been plagued by more than 1300 safety violations in recent years. massey says it has quote, no knowledge of criminal wrongdoing. but that it will cooperate fully with investigators. the mhsa has been noticeably more tight-lipped on the matter. spokesman saying we never comment on criminal investigationings. we'll keep you posted on this one. >>> the good news is, whether it's banks or mining, we are getting some investigations into this country. we'll see if we get any revelations. >>> and a massive bust on the
of virginia, tom udall out of new mexico, vermont's bernie sanders, de la hoya's sharrod brown among those leading the charge for change in the process of our senate. what's on their fix list? well for starters, the so-called "hold." you'll recall senator shelby placing such a hold on president obama's nominees, because of a separate and unrelated dispute he was having about trying to get more military funding for his state. some lichened that decision to holding hostages until you get what you want. you can see why. something else called the two-hour rule. it's an arcane rule which was invoked twice by the republicans last week, to stall the health care bill. and then the seniority system, by which chairmanships are decided. senator brown for one, wants the gavels of the chairmanship decided by member elections, based on merit, not merely based on a politician's ability to stay in office forever. not to mention the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster, the growing enemy of majority rule, we're all familiar. and to top it off, it currently takes a two-thirds majority, 67 votes
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